Wednesday, January 4, 2017

People You Meet



While waiting for the highway bus to take me from Naha to the northern part of the island, where the aquarium is, I noticed this woman and her wonderful sashiko jacket. I commented on how beautiful it was, and we ended up sitting together on the bus, talking about stitching.  I showed her some pictures on my gadget and she showed me her bag and some pouches inside that she had made.  When the bus stopped for a rest break, she got off but I stayed in my seat.  When she returned, she surprised me with a cup of coffee for each of us.  How kind!  I thoroughly enjoyed my two hour visit with her.  Stitching - a universal language.




11 comments:

  1. Hib Pamela what a beautiful story,I love her jacket also,what a wonderful experience xx

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  2. I love meeting other stitchers, whether locally or when I travel. And thanks for the flower photos yesterday. It is cold and windy here today.

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  3. What a lovely, heartwarming memory from your trip. Finding an unexpected kindred spirit is such a special treat!

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  4. What a splendid treat for you. I love the jacket and wonder if I could make something like that?

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  5. Embroidery and 1uilting is indeed a good way to start a conversation. At the quilt shows in Japan many visitors have quilted bags and they often lead to talks to other quilters.

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  6. Thank you for sharing Pamela, a wonderful memorable experience, loved the jacket too, so elegant, beautiful and very inspiring. I do not blog but enjoy sewing and stitching crafts, making useful items for gifts etc and receive so many great ideas and inspirations from the blogs I read and seeing others beautiful work. I visited parts of Japan briefly on a cruise earlier last year and we were blessed to see the beautiful Cherry Blossom in flower in a Palace Garden surrounds, it was a public holiday and we had never experienced such crowds moving through, all very well organised though. Wishing you all the best for this year. Jude

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  7. Good Morning Pamela. The conversation started with a compliment. There are so many people that are reluctant to approach a person to compliment them. This is a great post! What the world needs is better and more friendly communication.

    Hope you are feeling great today.
    xx, Carol

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  8. Oh! I forgot how cool I think it is that she allowed you to take her picture. You truly made her day!!

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  9. Very interesting experience. Thank you for sharing this.this lady's jacket looks very nice.

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  10. Pam doesn't she have the most serene face, that is such a lovely story, I have meet many lovely ladies like your new friend out side the cities of Japan over the last 20 years, if I had the money I'd live in japan it is such a beautiful beautiful country. I have just spent a delightful hour going back through your blog Pam its like Ive just found the most amazing travel book. Thanks for sharing you part of the world Cheers Glenda Down Under.

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